Giovanni Rolla


Philosopher

About


Hi there! I'm a philosopher from Porto Alegre (Brazil), and I currently work as an associate professor of Philosophy at Federal University of Bahia (as the song goes, Bahia never leaves my mind), also in Brazil.  I'm a permanent member of the Graduate Program in Philosophy at the same university, where I conduct my research about enactivism, ecological psychology and embodied cognition (sometimes I deal with traditional epistemology as well, especially know-how, normativity and rationality). I'm also a founding member of the Enactive Cognition and Narrative Practices research group (University fo Wollongong), and a founding member of the Cognition, Language, Enaction and Affectivity research group. 

Publications


Ecological-enactive scientific cognition: modeling and material engagement


Giovanni Rolla, Felipe Novaes


Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, pp. 1-19


An enactive-ecological approach to information and uncertainty


Eros de Carvalho, Giovanni Rolla


Frontiers in Psychology, 2020, pp. 1-11


O desafio da integração explanatória para o enativismo: escalonamento ascendente ou descendente?


Eros de Carvalho, Giovanni Rolla


Prometeus, issue 33, 2020, pp. 161-181


A cruzada do idealista: notas sobre a epistemologia e o sentido da vida em O Sétimo Selo


Giovanni Rolla


Jônadas Techio, Flávio Williges, Filosofia e Cinema: uma antologia, Dissertatio Filosofia, Pelotas, 2020


What epistemologists talk about when they talk about reflection


Waldomiro Silva Filho, Giovanni Rolla


Cognitio, vol. 21(2), 2020, pp. 307-320


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Projects




Information in the Ecological-Enactive Approach


We try to combine central theses to the  ecological-enactive approach to cognition—namely, the priority of action in the explanation of cognition and the claim that not all cognition is representational—with the more traditional view that cognition nec...

Posts


Feb 12, 2021


KNOWLEDGE-THAT and KNOWLEDGE-HOW as prototypical concepts? A new argument against intellectualism


Early in 2019 my good friend Arthur Lopes (who works at Federal University of Paraíba) and I began to sketch a new argument against intellectualism about know-how. A few years prior he had argued that the concept of KNOWLEDGE-THAT (K-T)does not have a ...


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Nov 30, 2020


Fond memories of 2019


A bit more than a year ago, I was presenting my paper on Radically Enactive Rationality at the 2nd Conference for Cognition and Language  in Uberlândia (MG-Brazil). It was the last conference I attended personally before the quarantine. There with me i...


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Nov 26, 2020


Enaction and Niche Construction / Converging Enactivisms


Exciting news! My dear friend Nara Figueiredo and I are currently finishing our paper on Enactivism and Niche Construction. I think we have a hot take that hasn't been fully explored in the literature. We claim that Enactivism avoids idealism and reali...


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Contact


Giovanni Rolla


rollagiovanni​@gmail​.com

Department of Philosophy


Federal University of Bahia